Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
511 PM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ON RECENT BURN AREAS FRIDAY...

.BRIEF DOWNPOURS FROM ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS COULD
PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS AREAS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED RECENT
WILDFIRES. DEBRIS FLOWS AND RAPID RUNOFF WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT
THREAT IN THIS CASE.

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WENATCHEE AREA-EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-OKANOGAN VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WENATCHEE...CHELAN...ENTIAT...
CASHMERE...LEAVENWORTH...MAZAMA...TWISP...WINTHROP...STEHEKIN...
CONCONULLY...OMAK...OKANOGAN...BREWSTER...BRIDGEPORT...OROVILLE...
NESPELEM
511 PM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...EAST SLOPES NORTHERN
  CASCADES...OKANOGAN VALLEY AND WENATCHEE AREA.

* FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING

* ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING POCKETS OF HEAVIER
  RAINFALL COULD LINGER OVER RECENT AND PAST BURN SCARS FROM
  WILDFIRES.

* THE HIGHEST THREAT AREA WILL BE IN AND NEAR THE METHOW VALLEY
  WITH THE CARLTON COMPLEX FIRE...AND DOWNSTREAM INCLUDING ALL
  CREEKS AND STREAMS. COUNTY ROADS COULD SEE WASHOUTS AND HIGHWAY
  20 COULD ALSO BE AFFECTED FROM PATEROS TO METHOW...TWISP AND
  WINTHROP. THE MILLS CANYON BURN AND CHIWAUKUM COMPLEX WILL ALSO
  BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO SIMILAR DEBRIS FLOWS.

* RAPID DEBRIS FLOWS AND RUNOFF COULD QUICKLY BLOCK
  ROADS...OVERWHELM SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND BE A THREAT FOR
  ANY PERSONS OR TOWNS NEAR BURN SCARS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING OR DEBRIS FLOWS. FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS
FLOWS ARE VERY DANGEROUS. PERSONS IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD REMAIN
ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS...MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO
OR OTHER WEATHER INFORMATION SOURCES.  BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
ON SHORT NOTICE IF HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURS OR IF FLASH FLOOD
WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.

FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=OTX

&&

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